Making Ellie Count

Making Ellie Count

To lose a child is devastating, but to lose your little girl at the age of 11 months old because she was misdiagnosed, is beyond words, but tragically back in 2015 this is sadly what happened.

Ellie was unwell, she was refusing food and started vomiting, so her mum, Kerry took her to the doctors, he sent her straight to A&A because he suspected Sepsis.

Kerry explained to the doctors in A&E that along with the vomiting and lack of appetite, Ellie had not wet her nappy for 12 hours and had developed a rash on her stomach.Ellie was given Dioralyte and Calpol and was later discharged with a diagnosis of viral tonsillitis. Kerry, like any parent took little Ellie home thinking that her little girl had tonsillitis, and that she would be up and about in a couple of days playing with her twin sister. Overnight Ellies temperature started to come down much to the relief of Ellies parents, but tragically the next morning Ellie passed away. It seems the Dioralyte and Calpol that Ellie was given are said to have masked her symptoms, and in fact Ellie had been fighting Sepsis. Kerry said: “Losing Ellie was simply heart-breaking and if her symptoms had been recognised earlier there’s a chance that things could have been different. This year Ellie would have been 9 years old and to celebrate her life Kerry and her partner Paul want to raise the awareness of Sepsis in Ellie’s memory. Caremark are big supporters of Academy fm, and together will be putting on some events to raise funds for the sepsis charity but more importantly raise the awareness. The first event is on Sunday the 3rd of September, Making Ellie Count.

This will be held at the Pavilion in Broadstairs, who have kindly given the venue for free. There will be performances from Kieran from Wren, Lauren Friday, Frank Tucker, Lee Patrick, The SuperMicks#TSM, Breed, compere Alex Tucker plus many of the presenters from Academy fm will be there. It all starts at 12 noon and finishes around 6pm. So please join us on Sunday 3rd September at the Pavilion in Broadstairs from 12 noon and together let’s Make Ellie Count For more information, please contact Debbie on 077644 79722 or email [email protected]

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